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Nagaland is one of the 13 states of India where playing the lottery is legal. This lottery is managed by the Directorate of the Finance Department of Nagaland State. The draw is conducted at P.R. Hill Junction, Kohima.
Types of Nagaland Lotteries
Nagaland state organizes three draws every day at 1.55 a.m., 4.00 p.m., and 8.00 p.m. The cost of each ticket is Rs 6.00 only, and a player can buy as many tickets as they want.
All tickets are printed with a unique serial number. The serial number is of eight alpha-numeric digits. First two digits are in numbers, followed by a letter of the alphabet and five numbers ranging from 00000 to 99999.
The three draws can be summarized in the table below.
|DAY||11.55 a.m.||4.00 p.m.||8.00 p.m.|
|MONDAY||Dear Loving Morning||Dear Precious Monday||Dear Flamingo Evening|
|TUESDAY||Dear Sincere Morning||Dear Loved Tuesday||Dear Parrot Evening|
|WEDNESDAY||Dear Faithful Morning||Dear Valuable Wednesday||Dear Eagle Evening|
|THURSDAY||Dear Kind Morning||Dear Worthy||Dear Falcon Evening|
|FRIDAY||Dear Tender Morning||Dear Admire||Dear Vulture Evening|
|SATURDAY||Dear Gentle Morning||Dear Prized Saturday||Dear Ostrich Evening|
|SATURDAY||Dear Affectionate Morning||Dear Respect Sunday||Dear Hawk Evening|
Prizes in Nagaland Lottery
In the Nagaland lottery, numbers are drawn using a mechanical draw machine, as per the guidelines of the Nagaland Government. The prize categories of the draw are:
- First Prize: Rs 26.05 Lakhs
- Second Prize: Rs 9,000
- Third Prize: Rs 500
- Fourth Prize: Rs 250
- Fifth Prize: Rs 120
- Consolation Prize: Rs 9,500
All draws and results are supervised by two judges to ensure the authenticity of the lotteries.
How to Buy Nagaland Lottery Tickets?
Nagaland Lottery tickets can be purchased offline as well as online.
- You can buy lottery tickets online via various websites. You should be very sure of the authenticity of the website you are purchasing the ticket from. Check out its online reviews and ensure that the website isn’t fake. Also, you can buy a ticket from the official website of Nagaland lottery.
- There also some dealers who can send you paper tickets via Indian postal services. You have to pay them online for the number of tickets you want to play, and they will send the tickets by courier, etc.
- You can buy physical paper tickets from the authorized dealers and retailers in the state of Nagaland and in the states where lottery play is legal.
How do I check the lottery results?
You can check results on the official website of Nagaland lottery or the website from which you purchased the ticket. The results are also revealed in the morning newspapers. Moreover, if you are one of the winners, you will be directly contacted by the state.
Also, in case you purchased the lottery ticket from an authorized dealer, you can get a hard copy of the lottery results.
How to claim my prize?
For winnings up to Rs 10,000, you can collect your prizes from lottery distributors, sub-distributors, and retailers.
Prizes above Rs 10,000 can be claimed from Kolkata – Nagaland office, by sending the claim form to the following address:
The Director / Nodal officer
Directorate of Nagaland State lotteries,
121, Jessore Road, South Michael Nagar,
Madhyam Gram, Near National Model High-School,
Kolkata- 700133 (West-Bengal)
You can download the claim form from the official website of Nagaland lottery.
All the claim forms have to be duly filled with the correct details of your name, address, Pan Card number, two recent passport photographs, a government recognized photo-ID, along the with bank account details in which you want your prize money to be transferred.
It is mandatory to attach your winning ticket with the claim form. The ticket attached should be intact and without any damage or cuttings. All the winnings will be directly transferred to your bank account, subject to the verification of your documents after the draw has taken place.
How many prizes can I win in one lottery ticket?
One ticket is eligible for winning only one prize. In case you’re winning two prizes, you will be given only the higher prize amount. All other prizes stand cancelled.
Do I have to pay tax on my lottery prize money?
Yes. All lottery winnings are taxable in India. As per the section 194B of Income Tax of India, a tax of 30.9% is deducted from the prize money, before it is transferred to the winner’s account.
Can other state residents play Nagaland lottery?
Yes. A resident of any state is free to play the lottery. You can buy tickets online from the official website of Nagaland lottery and take part in India’s oldest lottery to be one step closer to your dream.